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Pittsburgh Human Rights City AllianceDignity & Justice for All of us"Human rights don't trickle down...they RISE UP!"

Please join our volunteer network of individuals and organizations around Pittsburgh working to promote human rights learning and to engage in activities that promote a human rights culture and advance programs and policies that will help us realize the vision of a true human rights city.

Human Rights Picnic Sunday August 27 3rd Annual Human Rights (potluck) Picnic 3PM-6PM, Frick Park,Braddock & Forbes Ave. Picnic Shelter. Everyone is welcome!

How to get involved

Housing Summit-Resources & Links
Uniting Against Hate: Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice and the U.S. Prison System
Annual report 2016--See what we accomplished last year!
International Decade of People of African Descent 2015-2025--Recognition, Justice and Development
Alerts & Updates
Take Action

Get involved in local human rights work*

  • **Homes for All Summer Workshops Series**
  • Sunday August 27 3rd Annual Human Rights (potluck) Picnic 3PM-6PM, Frick Park, Braddock & Forbes Ave. Picnic Shelter. Join groups in the region working for human rights for everyone: Casa San Jose, Cities for CEDAW, Hill District Consensus Group, Housing justice activists, Human Rights City Alliance, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Pitt Global Studies Center, and other groups to bring folks together as we look to the fall. See what's happening, meet interesting people, and enjoy the last days of summer! (Please bring a dish to share/ alcohol permit-no glass bottles).Facebook Event Page for Picnic (please share)
  • Wednesday September 6, 6:00PM-7:30PM-- Human Rights City Alliance general meeting Carnegie Library East Liberty 130 S Whitfield St. Learn about upcoming activities to defend housing justice, advance anti-discrimination work in our region, and help plan activities to promote human rights learning in Pittsburgh and its neighborhoods. All are welcome!
  • Wednesday September 20 12:00-1:30PM University of Pittsburgh, Posvar Hall 4130 “Can Workers Use International Law to Defend and Advance Human Rights? A Report Back from the 2017 International Labour Conference in Geneva” Antonia Domingo, Assistant General Counsel, United Steelworkers, panel discussion to follow (Lunch provided, free and open to the public).

  • FALL (Date TBA) Teach-In: Uniting Against Hate: How the prison industrial complex impacts our communities & what we can do to change it: A working group is organizing an event for this coming fall to help us learn more about the policies that divide and oppress our communities.Themes include: Criminalization & over-policing of communities of color; Deportations, detention centers, and privatized prisons; How mass incarceration debilitates people and communities; the school-to-prison pipeline; Barriers to life after prison. To help with this work, contact us at pghrights [at] riseup [dot] net or via facebook.

Post-Election--Defending Human Rights
“Values are fragile. Because the values of human rights depend foremost on the ability to empathize with others—to recognize the importance of treating others the way we would want to be treated—they are especially vulnerable to the demagogue’s exclusionary appeal. A society’s culture of respect for human rights needs regular tending, lest the fears of the moment sweep away the wisdom that built democratic rule.” Human Rights Watch "World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights-Trump, European Populists Foster Bigotry, Discrimination."

Defend Pittsburghers' Right to Stay in their City! Housing Justice
**Affordable Housing Initiative:** **Pittsburgh Housing Summit** (Resources and links to recordings of plenary sessions) "Don't evict Pittsburgh!" Housing is a human right! The essence of our city is people and communities--not buildings, businesses, and tourist attractions.Homes for All Pittsburgh

*The Human Rights City Alliance works to promote and support activities of all human rights advocates around the region. Please contact us about relevant events/activities to share: pghrigts [at] .

About the Human Rights City Alliance

How to Get Involved


Past events

World Food Day 2015: Watch video recording of October 2015 panel on the Right to Food
International Workers Day March for Immigrant Rights 2016 Statement of Unity and Solidarity

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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e-mail: pghrights [at]

Universal Declaration of Human Rights booklet with Pittsburgh's Human Rights City Proclamation